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Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

by Ronny Juhans
contributing writer

If you are new to the KMC and have your dog(s) with you, depending on where you live you may not have a chance to let your dog run loose, or know great places in the surrounding area to do so. Living in an apartment downtown or on-base/post housing sometimes restricts you to a quick daily walk with your dog before and after work or on weekends. Don’t let this prevent you from getting out and trying something new and exciting while spending quality time with your dog as well as the entire family.

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Community, Lifestyle, Sports

Community Events — July 23, 2021

Thursday Night Trivia at Tavern on the Rock Do you have an uncanny ability to remember dates, names, places, and other random knowledge? Assemble your team and head to the Tavern on the Rock every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. to win bragging rights and a prize. Open to ID cardholders […]

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Along the Rheingau Riesling Route

Along the Rheingau Riesling Route

Beer drinkers may enjoy a good pub beer crawl, but wine aficionados will love the Rheingau Riesling Route! The route runs from the town of Flörsheim to Lorch, which is close to the city of Wiesbaden. The beautiful drive is 70 kilometers in total and sign-posted throughout. This drive is […]

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The vineyard next door: Germany’s excellent wine regions

The vineyard next door: Germany’s excellent wine regions

Most new arrivals to Germany are familiar with the quality of German beer. Rightfully so. Beer is governed as food here. There are bound to be great choices. But many may not know that Germany is also home to an incredible array of high quality wines, most of which are […]

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Lake Garda, Italy: an active paradise

Lake Garda, Italy: an active paradise

For epic beauty, it’s hard to beat the trip to Lake Garda. As you drive down from Brenner Pass (1,370 meters/4,495 feet) between Austria and Italy the landscape goes from Alpine to Mediterranean. On the road winding down to your destination, you start to see full unobstructed views of the […]

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Easy Dog Tricks

Easy Dog Tricks

In case you didn’t fall into a YouTube hole of dog trick videos during lockdown like I did, you might be looking for a few fun and easy party tricks to teach your dog. Especially on rainy days or during global pandemics, this training will exhaust your dog just as […]

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Scream for ice cream!

Scream for ice cream!

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Because after all, July is national ice cream month. About 98 percent of household homes that consume dairy products also regularly purchase ice cream. The average American consumes more than 23 quarts a year, and children ages 2 to 12 […]

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Insider Kaiserslautern: Japanischer Garten

Insider Kaiserslautern: Japanischer Garten

Little soothes the soul as well as a tour through a Japanese garden. These bastions of tranquility have it all: water features, beautiful koi, delicate cherry trees and an almost otherworldly sense of good order. In all honesty, Japanese gardens are needed now more than ever. Fortunately for you, Kaiserslautern […]

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Nice view at sunrise in Germany.  the Palatinate Forest with its countless viewpoints invites you to linger.  often the fog lies in the valley while the sun rises

Outdoors, nearby: Four excellent day trips

Summer in northern Europe is pretty incredible. Greenery abounds. The weather generally behaves itself, especially compared to what you find in many parts of the U.S. And, crucially, there is so much to do – especially outdoors. Even COVID can’t stop access to all the natural awesomeness that Germany has […]

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The joy of traveling alone

The joy of traveling alone

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” — Mark Twain People often ask me if I get bored when I travel alone. The answer is always no. Sometimes it’s people-watching over expensive […]

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